Welcome to our first post in what I hope is a really fun weekly series; What I’m Reading Wednesday!
As a Mama who has discovered that her love of reading makes for a simple addition to my self care routine, I’d love to share what I’m currently diving into as well as hear what you’ve got on your bedside table!
Feel free to follow along on social media using the hashtag “#WIRW”.
Not only am I excited to share what *I’m* reading, I’ll be sharing the book that LB has picked out for his nightly before bed read! We take a trip to the library every Monday, and he loves to spend time playing with the trains, as well as picking out his bedtime book for the week.
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So, without further ado, let’s jump in!
This week, my pick was Raven Black by Ann Cleeves.
I can honestly say that I was a little bit hesitant picking this book up because, for me at least, British authors can be a little bit touch and go. If the plot doesn’t grab me, I can sometimes struggle to stay focused.
This book, though, grabbed me right from page one. It’s set in the Shetland Islands, and follows several different characters through a murder mystery. It’s classified as a thriller and while it certainly grabbed me and didn’t let me go, I never worried about unnecessary gore catching me by surprise.
This book is a super fun, quick read that I pretty much devoured in a day. I wouldn’t hesitate to add this one to my “to buy” list!
On the LB side of things, he picked out a fun book by Janik Coat called “Rhymoceros.”
This one is a super fun book that is short and sweet (literally, two words per page… you know what I’m talking about, parents); it makes it the perfect before bed read.
Not only is it quick, but there are super fun tactile surprises hidden throughout, which LB loved. He was anxious to turn the pages to see what was coming next, and often he’s asked for a second (and third) round. The big pages are perfect to allow him to turn them himself, and the contrast of blue “rhymoceros” against the white pages holds his attention even when there aren’t fun things to feel.
We both love this book for all the right reasons, and I absolutely would not hesitate to put it on his Christmas list this year!
So there you have it! Our first ever post (!) and #WIRW! Feel free to tag me in social media to let me know what you are your little ones are reading, and I’m already so excited to share next weeks picks with y’all!